Lack of rain may sap California wine grapes' reserve

Pollock, Dennis
March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/20/2012, p9
The article warns farmers in California that the lack of rain may sap some of the reserve for the state's wine grapes and the potential to lead to uneven bud break and other challenges. Consultant Ron Brase cautions farmers about the increased susceptibility of wine grapes to freezing that could lead to decreased carbohydrate accumulations in vines and raise havoc with phomopsis. Brase recommends several pest and disease control and management measures that growers can employ.


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